Designing Safe and Reliable Ships - Article - ANSYS Advantage - V3 I2
Delta Marine Engineering uses up-front simulation to design ships that are more comfortable and last longer. Complex fluid and structural interactions govern the performance of a ship, so Delta Marine uses ANSYS Mechanical structural mechanics software and ANSYS FLUENT fluid dynamics software early in the design process to understand the intricacies. Engineers can identify vibration and other problems early on and make changes, such as altering a propeller design, to get the design right the first time. This avoids the need for expensive changes that could run into millions of dollars if the problem is not discovered until after the ship is launched.